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We do have him through 2019 already, and he's 29 this season. He'll make a bunch of money in arbitration since he'll have 2 really good starter years under his belt, but I'm not sure I see a reason to start signing him to extensions that will start in his age-33 season.

Yep. Unfortunately this is the hand dealt to late bloomers. Clint could hit 30 homers next year and still not get an extension.

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Who could have known it would go as badly as it did?
We also had five pretty good pitchers in front of him. Some pitchers do better than others with a swing role. Who could have known Roark would crash like that after relieving really well in 2013?

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We also had five pretty good pitchers in front of him. Some pitchers do better than others with a swing role. Who could have known Roark would crash like that after relieving really well in 2013?
As much trouble as Roark had last year, what made the move look particularly bad was the decline of Fister.  Had Fister pitched like 2014 and like his time in Detroit, no one would have noticed Roark's problems.

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As much trouble as Roark had last year, what made the move look particularly bad was the decline of Fister.  Had Fister pitched like 2014 and like his time in Detroit, no one would have noticed Roark's problems.
Had Fister pitched like 2014 last season I think we end up winning so many games early that we just power through the division and never collapse. His losses were deflating and it played a part in keeping us from really building up a lead before the Mets disaster series occurred.

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As much trouble as Roark had last year, what made the move look particularly bad was the decline of Fister.  Had Fister pitched like 2014 and like his time in Detroit, no one would have noticed Roark's problems.

Fister's struggles are what opened the door to Roark coming back to the rotation at the end of the year.

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"Mark Zuckerman: Most starts this season of 7+ IP, 0 ER in MLB...
Roark: 7
Arrieta: 6
Fernandez: 5
Teheran: 5"

Time for all the Roark doubters to type it out: Tanner Roark is an elite pitcher. His two full seasons as a starter price it. Anyone disagreeing is raging against the dying of the light.

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But how many wins?

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His movement on his fastball and slider is elite. Really fun watching him pitch this season.

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Is Tanner Roark elite? New meme?

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Barely managed to get one today. Not elite.


But how many wins?

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"Mark Zuckerman: Most starts this season of 7+ IP, 0 ER in MLB...
Roark: 7
Arrieta: 6
Fernandez: 5
Teheran: 5"

Time for all the Roark doubters to type it out: Tanner Roark is an elite pitcher. His two full seasons as a starter price it. Anyone disagreeing is raging against the dying of the light.

Related:  Roark leads the team with 9 game MVPs.  Elite!

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Re: Tanner Roark Appreciation Thread (2016 version)
« Reply #65: September 14, 2016, 07:15:07 PM »
:clap: Good game today.

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Re: Tanner Roark Appreciation Thread (2016 version)
« Reply #66: September 14, 2016, 07:16:02 PM »
This guy went from 7th man to 3rd man (2nd with injury) in a serious hurry.

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Re: Tanner Roark Appreciation Thread (2016 version)
« Reply #67: September 14, 2016, 07:26:42 PM »
MLB Network projecting him as the #7 Cy Young Candidate.  Not bad for a league minimum kid from rural Illinois...

He'll turn 30 years old just days before his first 2016 NLDS start...

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Re: Tanner Roark Appreciation Thread (2016 version)
« Reply #68: September 14, 2016, 09:04:27 PM »
MLB Network projecting him as the #7 Cy Young Candidate.  Not bad for a league minimum kid from rural Illinois...

He'll turn 30 years old just days before his first 2016 NLDS start...

Zito won the Cy Young on the league minimum and at age 24 #notimpressed :lol:

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Re: Tanner Roark Appreciation Thread (2016 version)
« Reply #69: September 14, 2016, 09:26:22 PM »
10 games this season in which he's give up 0 runs through 7.   10!

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Re: Tanner Roark Appreciation Thread (2016 version)
« Reply #70: September 14, 2016, 09:40:59 PM »
10 games this season in which he's give up 0 runs through 7.   10!

How many of those were :w: s

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Re: Tanner Roark Appreciation Thread (2016 version)
« Reply #71: September 14, 2016, 10:12:40 PM »
How many of those were :w: s
I only found 9, but they went 7-2 in those games. One was when he gave up 3 runs in the 8th to the Dodgers. The other the pen gave it up.

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Re: Tanner Roark Appreciation Thread (2016 version)
« Reply #72: September 14, 2016, 11:48:07 PM »
Pay him.

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Re: Tanner Roark Appreciation Thread (2016 version)
« Reply #74: September 15, 2016, 08:29:59 AM »
MLB Network projecting him as the #7 Cy Young Candidate.  Not bad for a league minimum kid from rural Illinois...

He'll turn 30 years old just days before his first 2016 NLDS start...
We have 3 more years of control (arb 1, 2, 3), which will take him through his age 32 season.  Hits the FA market at 33.  I'd go year to year with him and, if he is still good at 32, offer him a qualifying offer.  Hardball, but no need to lock him up longer and guarantee years when his velocity should slow.